Ducati Monster 796

Make Model
Ducati Monster 796
Air cooled, four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 2 valve per cylinder.
Bore x Stroke 88 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Ignition / Starting
Marelli electronic / electric
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes
Clutch APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Max Power
87 hp @ 8250 rpm
Max Torque
8.0 kg-m 58 lb-ft @ 6250rpm
Transmission / Drive
6 Speed / chain
Gear Ratio 1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Frame Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase: 1440 mm / 56.7 in Rake: 24°
Front Suspension
Showa 43mm upside-down forks . 120mm front wheal travel
Rear Suspension
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock with piggy back aluminum swing arm. 148mm rear wheal travel
Front Brakes
2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 245mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre
120/70 -ZR17
Rear Tyre
160/55 -ZR17
167kg (369lb) / 169kg (373lb) ABS version
Fuel Capacity
15 Litres 3.8gallon (US) / 13.5l - 3.6gallon (US) ABS version

The 2011 Ducati Monster 796 will be slotted into the lineup between the 696 and 1100 models, both of which will still be produced. The new Monster is powered by an air-cooled Desmodue 796 engine, which first debuted in the Hypermotard 796 in late 2009.

According to Ducati, the Monster 796 produces 87 hp at 8,250 rpm and has 58 ft-lb. of torque at 6,250 rpm, compared to the Hypermotard 796’s 81 hp at 8,000 rpm and 55.7 ft-lb. at 6,250 rpm.Like its larger sibling, the M1100, the Monster 796 has a single-sided swingarm
The new Monster 796 will be available in Ducati Red, arctic white silk or diamond black silk, each with the classic red trellis frame. Ducati is also offering a series of customized graphics called “Logomania”, the second part of the Project Monster Art collection.

The Monster Art kits offer a number of options based on classic bikes from Ducati’s past. Also available for the Monster 1100 and Monster 696, the kits include tank covers, a mudguard, a micro-bikini fairing and seat cover